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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU

MSRP 299 USDNEX score 80%

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Product Overview

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a desktop CPU based on AMD's 4th-gen Zen (Zen 3) architecture. With 6 cores and 12 threads, the 5600X delivers a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.6GHz.
The Ryzen 5 5600X has 192KB + 192KB L1 cache, 3MB L2 cache, and 32MB L3 cache. It provides 24 lanes of PCIe 4.0 and has a default TDP of 65W.
The Zen 3 architecture uses TSMC's 7nm process for the chiplets and GlobalFoundries' 14nm processor for the I/O die. Like other Ryzen 5000-series processors, the 5600X supports DDR4 up to 3200MHz.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Best-in-class Core i5-10600K gaming performance
  • Excellent CPU performance for the price
Cons
  • More expensive than its predecessor
  • Lacks on-chip graphics

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great performance for gaming and content creation workloads
  • Strong performance in 1080p and 1440p gaming
  • Strong overclocking performance
  • Supports PCIe 4.0
  • Competitive price
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • No bundled cooler
  • Limited overclocking headroom
  • Higher boost-clock ceilings
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

CPU Socket
AM4
PCI Express
24 lanes of PCIe 4.0

Construction

Form Factor
Desktop microprocessor
Lithography
7nm CC / 14nm IO
Platform
AMD Zen 3 Core Architecture

Function

Operating Temperature
Max 95 °C
Overclockable
Yes
Processor | Cores
6 Cores
Processor | Threads
12 Threads
Supported Technologies
AMD StoreMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium
Thermal Solution
Wraith Stealth

Performance

Cache
L1: 192 KB data + 192 KB instructions / L2: 3 MB / L3: 32 MB
Frequency
3.7 GHz Base Clock / 4.6 GHz Max Boost Clock
Memory | Type
DDR4, up to 3200MHz
Power Consumption
65 W TDP

Production

Debut
2020-11-05
Model Name
100-100000065BOX

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X just had to put down its stamp with a new record, 727fps, at our test settings. It's a monster for gaming in 1080p, runs at a lower TDP than the competition and is backward-compatible with older motherboards. The $120 AMD Ryzen 3 3300X frees up a hefty chunk of cash that could get shifted to a better graphics card or another stick of RAM.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Strong performance in 1080p and 1440p gaming
  • Strong overclocking performance
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • Higher boost-clock ceilings
  • No bundled cooler

tomshardware[2]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The 6-core 12-thread $299 Ryzen 5 5600X's base clocks come in at 100 MHz less than the previous-gen 3600XT. AMD increased the boost clock speeds, but it also reduced base frequencies. We recorded many cases of a 4.55 GHz all-core boost with the Zen 3 chip.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great performance for gaming and content creation workloads
  • Competitively priced
  • Supports PCIe 4.0
Cons
  • No bundled cooler
  • Limited overclocking headroom

User Reviews

References

1. ^ AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-5-5600x. 2020-12-31. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review: The Mainstream Knockout. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-5-5600x-zen-3-review. 2020-12-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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